I ran across a great piece by Prof. Anant Rambachan on Hinduism and homosexuality and thought it is worthwhile sharing. In particular, my favorite lines from his piece are as follows:
There are important teachings in the Hindu tradition that affirm the equal worth of all sexual orientations. In the Hindu tradition, the value of the human person is not located in his or her sexual identity. It proceeds from the teaching that God is present equally and identically in all beings. No being is excluded, and awareness of this truth is regarded as the highest religious wisdom. In relation to the attainment of life’s highest goal, spiritual liberation, the Hindu tradition does not discriminate between heterosexuals and homosexuals.
The entire piece can be found in the Star Tribune: http://www.startribune.com/printarticle/?id=141832923.